Kiko

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RKO Pictures (formerly RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.) Monster
Kiko in Son of Kong
Kiko
Nicknames Kiko Kong, Son of Kong,
Little Kong, Baby Kong, Baby
Species Juvenile Giant Ape
Height ~3.7 meters
Relations King Kong (Father)
Allies Carl Denham, Hilda
Enemies Giant Cave Bear, Styracosaurus
Created by Ernest Schoedsack,
Ruth Rose
Portrayed Stop-Motion
First Appearance Latest Appearance
Son of Kong Son of Kong
Roar(s)

Kiko is an infant giant ape kaiju created by RKO Pictures that first appeared in the 1933 King Kong film, Son of Kong.

Name

Kiko's name may come from combining the first two letters of both words in King Kong's name. Kiko is never referred to by name in the film itself, but is called either "Little Kong" or just "Baby."

Appearance

Kiko closely resembles his father, but stands about 12 feet tall and possesses white fur and light gray skin.

History

Son of Kong

Kiko was encountered by Carl Denham and the beautiful stowaway girl Hilda Petersen on Skull Island in the months following King Kong's rampage and death in New York. Much more gentle than his father, Kiko tagged along with Denham and Hilda as they explored the island. When they were attacked by a giant cave bear, Kiko protected them and defeated the bear, and later did the same when they were attacked by a Styracosaurus. When an earthquake struck Skull Island and tore the island apart, Kiko helped Denham and Hilda to escape, sacrificing his own life in the process as he drowned.

Peter Jackson's King Kong Production Diary

As an April Fools Day prank, Peter Jackson made an entry in his video production diary of himself and the cast of the 2005 film proclaiming that they were remaking Son of Kong. The described plot involved Ann Darrow, Carl Denham, and Jack Driscoll returning to Skull Island and discovering Kiko, and riding on his back at some point. Eventually Kiko would be taken from the island, and fight in World War II with two Browning Machine Guns mounted on his shoulders.[1] It should be noted that in the true continuity, Kong was the last of his kind, as confirmed by Carl Denham on a 1935 ecological expedition to Skull Island.[2]

Abilities

Kiko seems to have inherited his father's strength and intelligence. Despite his young age, Kiko is a capable combatant as he is able to fight and defeat a giant cave bear and a Styracosaurus, using both brute strength and strategy.

Gallery

Main article: Kiko/Gallery.

Videos

Peter Jackson's King Kong Production Diary: Son of Kong

See Also

Trivia

  • Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts wanted the film's opening scene to involve World War II-era soldiers killing a baby Kong, but the idea was rejected by Legendary Pictures executives.[3]
  • In Peter Jackson's Son of Kong April Fools Day prank, Kiko was portrayed through stock footage of the gorilla from the remake ofMighty Joe Young, based on the 1949 film that used the same production team as the original King Kong film, as well as a white colored test animation model, and a crude sketch by Peter Jackson.

References

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Deathrock9

3 months ago
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Kiko really should come back one day.
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The Boy Who Cried Godzilla

8 days ago
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I'm hoping for a reference in Kong of Skull Island. Kong's trainer/bestie K'vanni developed white hair from a Deathrunner incident. There's no way that's not coming up in issue 12. If anything K'vanni's hair provides a reason for Kong's attraction to Ann... Anyway, I like to think of Kiko as a spectral presence. Not a real Kong, but a spirit-like thingamajig that came into being to protect the island. Although if IDW gets Kong rights they need to have Kong vs. Kiko, who has been taken in by the U.S. Military and has two machine guns mounted on his shoulders like Peter Jackson's sketch.